LDS Church announces open house, rededication for Boise Idaho Temple

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  • ulvegaard Medical Lake, Washington
    Aug. 15, 2012 10:04 a.m.

    I'm not from Boise, I live near Spokane, but I have been through the Boise temple several times. I am just curious about a few things, and please, I'm not being critical:

    I'm wondering why the marble was replaced for granite; What all changes were made -- are they releasing any photos from the interior?

    Granted, I can see such things for my self the next time I get to visit the Boise Temple, but that might be a while. So I was just curious in the mean time.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Aug. 14, 2012 11:47 a.m.

    One billion people have come out of poverty in the last 20 years and in the next 20 years it is estimated 2 billion people will join the middle class. Perhaps it is temple building that makes the world richer.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    July 23, 2012 7:48 a.m.


    Perhaps you didn't read carefully enough, but this temple is in Boise, ID, not Hungary....

    The same or similar renovations are coming this year for this temple's twin here in Dallas, TX. The renovations are sorely needed and most welcome.

  • Northern Lights Louisville, KY
    July 22, 2012 6:26 p.m.


    I have met workers and patrons from Boise.. They are diligent and patient in their faith. When they harvest the fruits of their labors in the temple, they "shall pluck the fruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet," and they shall feast upon this fruit until they are filled that they hunger not, neither shall they thirst.

    The Boise Temple is a wonderful place and I'm excited that the people in Boise can once again enjoy this beautiful structure. I only hope someday you will enjoy the same blessings.

  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    July 22, 2012 3:23 p.m.

    mightymite: yeah, the people who were able to earn an income constructing the temple were probably thrilled to be able to bring bread home to their families. What do you care about what a private institution does with its freely given funds? Every time a story like this comes up you have the exact same snarky comments ready. Why not go out and actually do something for the poor instead of sitting around complaining? Believe it or not, our church does assist the poor and needy all over the world, and we do it even while we're building and worshipping in our temples! I'm sorry it galls you so much that the LDS church is financially stable and flourishing due to its members' charity and its own well-planned and coordinated for-profit business ventures. We wouldn't be able to help very many people if we didn't have the funds, now would we?

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    July 21, 2012 8:01 p.m.


    I doubt you are serious but you are in fact correct. I have seen bishops and relief society presidents serve and serve and, when their energies were drained, they went to the temple to recharge so they could go and serve again.

    In the temple we make covenants regarding consecrated service. It is in the temple that members are committed to the service that builds the kingdom.

    The next time you see LDS folks serving, understand that there would be far fewer there were it not for what they learn and commit to in The House of the Lord.

  • Gracie Boise, ID
    July 21, 2012 2:39 p.m.


  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    July 20, 2012 6:19 p.m.

    This is such a blessing for all the poor and hungary of the world.